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The Chatter Podcast: Security and Art with Laurie Anderson

This week, Shane Harris talks with pioneering multi-media artist Laurie Anderson. A retrospective of her work, called “The Weather,” is showing at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Several of Anderson’s works explore themes of security, terrorism, and surveillance; her piece “Habeus Corpus” is a monumental scale video and sculpture installation about Mohammed el Gharani, who was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay for seven years. 


The Chatter Podcast: From National Security Blogger to Editor of Rolling Stone with Noah Shachtman

This week on Chatter, Shane Harris talks with Noah Shachtman, the editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone. Before he took over the world’s most iconic music publication, Shachtman was a national security journalist, co-founder the highly-regarded blog Danger Room, and writer for Wired magazine. Later, he ran the news division of Foreign Policy and then became the top editor of The Daily Beast, where he oversaw a team of national security reporters--including Shane!


The Chatter Podcast: The Truth and Fiction of Life Inside the CIA with David McCloskey

This week on Chatter, Shane Harris talks with former CIA analyst turned spy novelist David McCloskey. His new book, Damascus Station, has been widely praised for its accurate portrayal of intelligence operations. The story plays out amid a burgeoning civil war in Syria, where McCloskey served. Shane spoke to David about his influences, his writing process, and why it was important to get tiny details right about life in the CIA.

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